February 11, 2020

Tik Tok’s Security Flaw Creates Gateway for Hackers

Another week, and another huge security flaw in a popular smartphone app. This time, it’s with TikTok, a video sharing app owned by Chinese company ByteDance.  By exploiting the flaw, cybersecurity firm Check Point Research found that it was possible to send users messages that appeared to come from TikTok. When a user […]
February 7, 2020

The Future of Streaming: A Security Perspective

Streaming is now ubiquitous across the entertainment industry. But as the Internet becomes ever more interconnected, and especially as the Internet of Things becomes more vulnerable to hacking, specific cybersecurity strategies need to be taken to ensure user privacy and credential security in the face of growing digital crime. Streaming services, if not […]
January 24, 2020

AI Voice Imitation – a New Kind of Cybercrime

For years, technology companies have promised that soon consumers would be spending time talking to their computers instead of using other input devices like keyboards and mice. That day has now arrived thanks to technology like Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa, which are able to parse natural spoken language and turn them into […]
September 8, 2019

How ICT Developments Affect Cybercrime in Malaysia

Who robs a bank anymore when you can just do it over a computer? The digitalisation of everything in our lives enables cybercrime to spread like wildfire. The cybercrime business is no longer what you imagine; operations carried out in dingy basements by a group of computer geeks. Cybercrime can now go from […]
August 17, 2019

What is a VPN Kill Switch? Does Your VPN Need It?

You have probably come across the term “VPN kill switch” while researching for a Virtual Private Network to subscribe. Alternatively, you might already nave a VPN but never knew such a feature existed. If you are wondering what a VPN kill switch is, it is an added feature which typically comes with any […]
July 13, 2019

6 Tell-Tale Signs of a Phishing Scam

Scam messages have common characteristics which we can use to weed them out. Sometimes it can be hard when the messages they give are so convincing. You find yourself thinking “Is this message safe to ignore? Or is there no harm to respond?” Hopefully by the end of this article, you will know […]
April 19, 2019

Brave: the Privacy Browser Which Rewards Users Tokens As You Browse

Like many of you out there, you might be a Chrome browser addict, with Chrome usually being adopted as your main browser of choice for its convenient integration with Google services, extensions, and syncing across devices. But what if you could have a browser similar to your current Chrome one, but with faster […]
December 24, 2018

Is It Safe To Use Hotel Wifi In This Age Anymore?

The holiday season brings about much travelling for many, and with that a lot of airport or hotel hopping about. As a traveller, you may often find yourself ready to be connected to the nearest Wifi connection you can get your hands on for the sake of sending a message back home, or […]